much as they could, especially those near the 50 worker level where more responsibilities kick in. >> shepard: no doubt a lot of people, especially at the lower end of the income chain, are hurting in a big way because of sequester, but not in all the areas that had previously been suggested. >> at least not yet, shepard. there was a loss of government jobs but not enough to keep the unemployment rate from going down as well, and there doesn't seem to be much of an impact on retail sales yet. still, both sides love to hate the sequester, economic advisor allen krueger said, quote, the administration continues contine congress replace the sequester with balanced deficit reduction, and john boehner called for, quote, replacing the president's sequester with better reforms. the speaker says mr. barack obamas the sequester. the white house says only congress can replace it. >> shepard: that's what they were supposed to do in the beginning. don't they remember?